In need of an island getaway? Allow me to point out the island of Aruba. A Caribbean Dutch territory just a handful of miles off the coast of South America, the island is only about 70 square miles but with plenty of charm to go around. From the sandiest beaches around and ever-present breeze to the most laid-back groups of people, make it your destination if you’re looking for peace and quiet with just the right amount of party. First, though, brush up on some basics.